I have a Pinterest board called Jo’s Projects with 219 pins.
My featured pin is a painted saw blade by Zachary Smith.
We have a bin of old saw blades of different sizes that I just can’t bear to throw away.
First the blades need to be cleaned off. I started with some sandpaper to get off the gummy stuff.
Then I applied adhesive remover and moved it around with some steel wool. I washed the adhesive remover off with soap and water and dried the blade with a towel.
I don’t want a new shiny blade; I like the rustic appeal of the used teeth.
I was going to try to draw directly on the blade with pencil which didn’t work great. Then I though a light blue Sharpie would work better. Not better. I cleaned the Sharpie off with nail polish remover.
I decided I should make a full size design on paper and then transfer it to the blade. My plan was to darken the back side of the paper with pencil lead and then draw on the front so it would come through. This didn’t work very well.
Happily I had a vintage piece of carbon paper. (Do they even make it any more?)
It left a clear outline on the saw blade by tracing over my lines with the carbon paper between the pattern and the blade.
Check back to see the full design and progress.
What are you pinning?